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Pope Clement X

Clement X was pope from 1670-1676. Born Emilio Altieri, he was elected pope in April 1670, at the age of eighty. His years and infirmities led him to devolve the charge of the government upon his nephew, Cardinal Altieri, whose interference with the privileges of ambassadors occasioned disputes in which the Pope was obliged to yield. Little else of importance occurred during his reign, which terminated in July 1676.


very slightly edited from the 9th edition (1876) of an unnamed encyclopedia

Preceded by:
Pope Clement IX
List of popesSucceeded by:
Pope Innocent XI



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